Welcome to this week’s edition of CDP News! We like to use this space to review recent happenings in and around the Center for Deployment Psychology, while also looking ahead to upcoming events.It may not feel like it outside, but summer is starting to wind down and Labor Day is just around the corner. Fall will bring cooler weather and more training opportunities through CDP!
It was a busy week! On Wedneday and Thursday, we held a packed online Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) training. It was a good group and the event went quite well. Our CPT events continue to be very popular. Our next EBP training will be a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention (CBT-SP) via Second Life on 10-11 September. Also in September, we'll be holding a training on Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) training on 25-26 September. (Unfortunately, this PE training is at capacity. However, the PE training in November via Second Life still has availablity.) Sign-ups are also ongoing for the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT-D) training on 29-30 October. Stay up-to-date on all of the newest CDP events by signing up for our monthly email digest by completing this form.
Also on Wednesday, our CDP Presents webinar series returned with Human Performance Optimization: A Paradigm Shift to Improve Mental Health Care of Service Members. If you missed it, don't worry! We've got a recording of the presentation available here. Next month's CDP Presents will be on 12 September, "Guns and Suicide - What Do We Know and What Can We Do?" This presentation will explore the magnitude and nature of the relationship between firearms and suicide and will then provide a data-driven rationale for why initiatives focused on firearms (means safety) may represent the single most valuable tool available for producing substantial and sustainable reductions in the national suicide rate. Registration is also available for the October session, "Exploring the Relationship Between Sleep & Substance Use Disorders." As with most of our CDP Presents webinars, participants who attend and complete a brief post-training survey/evaulation will be eligible to receive 1.5 free CEs. For eligible disciplines and recognizing bodies, click on the "Credits" tab on the event registration pages.
This week's Staff Perspective continues our extended look at Moral Injury. Dr. Deb Nofziger writes on the subject in her entry, "Recovery from Moral Injury - Compartmentalizing the Whole." Dr. Nofziger discusses the importance of finding the balance in compartmentalizing when overcoming moral injury. Also, don't forget to check out this week's Research Update. As always, it's packed with the latest news, journal articles and useful links from around the Web.
With that, we're going to wrap up this week's edition of CDP News. Have a great weekend out there everyone. Make sure you come back and see us on Monday for a brand-new entry in our "By the Numbers" series.